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Garmin GPS alternative

Postby K Locke » Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:16 am

I’ve been looking at the Garmin Alpha 100 and similar upland GPS collars. I’d rather not spend $800. Has anyone used an I phone to track a dog while hunting? I’ve seen Tile that are compatible with I phones. They only range 100 yards. I’m all ears for suggestions.
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Re: Garmin GPS alternative

Postby mtlhdr » Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:31 pm

You don't need an Alpha. Now that the new Garmin Astro 430 is out I've seen lots of used Astro 320s for sale. I haven't regretted my Astro purchase for a nanosecond and I know many who feel the same way.
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Re: Garmin GPS alternative

Postby K Locke » Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:45 am

Thanks for the info. I will take a look.
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Re: Garmin GPS alternative

Postby Deuce » Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:52 am

Are you in a NAVHDA chapter? Talk to your test secretary about the Garmin coupon offered to chapter members at tests. 35% off goes a LONG way on the Alpha.
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Re: Garmin GPS alternative

Postby K Locke » Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:07 am

I broke down and picked up the Alpha 430. Like someone mentioned on another post it's cheap insurance knowing I can find my dog.
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Re: Garmin GPS alternative

Postby K Locke » Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:09 am

Wish I would have known about 35% off. Thanks for the info.
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